Our program prepares students for positions of responsibility and leadership. The program is designed to train professionals who analyze, design and maintain information systems and use application software to develop business solutions. We emphasize hands-on learning in small classes and provide one-on-one training that is essential for training highly skilled information systems specialists.
The program curriculum contains 17 computing courses specifically designed for information systems majors such as database management, e-commerce, Visual Basic for business applications and computer security. These courses are supplemented by highly specialized business management courses such as business information systems and business statistics. Students have the opportunity to learn several programming languages including C# and Java. In our classrooms, we emphasize practical applications and developing technical skills to prepare the graduates for employment opportunities.
This is a great fit for students who enjoy learning technical and business aspects of computer systems, networks and databases. Students who are interested in working with computers and like to develop high-tech solutions for complex problems in a modern industry will enjoy this program.
Larry came to WVU Tech from Hedgesville, West Virginia. At Tech, he majored in Information Systems and built a prototype for a Smart House for his senior project. The status of the appliances, environment and security of this house can be monitored and controlled using a smart phone.
Larry learned in the field, too. He worked as an intern at the West Virginia State Office of Information Technology. Today, he is working for IBM in Martinsburg, West Virginia as an application development specialist.
Chedli came to WVU Tech from Paris, France to study information systems and play soccer (he also helped put together the team's " WVU Tech Men's Soccer Happy Video" on YouTube). He has served as a teaching assistant for the Computer Science and Information Systems Department for two years.
During the summer of 2016, he worked for the West Virginia State Purchasing Division
as a web developer and a data analyst. His accomplishments were featured in
the Division’s Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report.
Chedli plans to go to graduate school after completing his degree at Tech.
Graduates of the program are highly skilled professionals with expertise in network administration, website development and network, database and computer systems management. Ours is a unique program that contains more than 50 hours of computing courses, and required electives allow students to take additional and more advanced computing courses as meet their interests.
The program prepares students for employment as IT
professionals in any of the private industries and government agencies. The
program also prepares students for graduate studies. Most of our students find
employment during the final semester of their studies, and all the graduates
find jobs within a few months after graduation.
Our program prepares students for a variety of jobs including:
A study of fundamentals of database models. The primary emphasis is the relational database model. In this class, you'll write SQL programs for managing data held in a relational data base.
Undertake an accelerated study of a programming language (such as C/C++, C#, JAVA, Visual Basic, Perl, ASP, HTML, Delphi, Ada, etc.). This course is for students who have met the core curriculum courses in computer science.
Explore the essentials of design and creation of data driven e-commerce websites associated with complex databases - then use what you've learned to build a data-driven commercial website similar to amazon.com in both ASP and php.